I mean the EPP hexagon bandwagon?
I searched back on my blog to try to find out when I
jumped on started my hexagon quilt with no luck.
The earliest picture I found dates back to May 5, 2011 and there were quite a few made then. However, I didn't have any plan in mind on how or what I would do with them. I had no clue
what I was getting myself into how long this process would take.
The next post was on February 8, 2012 where I had made my hexagons into flowers. I remember that my original plan was not to do flowers but somewhere along the path I decided to make them into simple flowers.
Then on March 17, 2013, it seems as if I had a plan to alternate scrappy colored flowers with white flowers with a colored center.
Notice that I only had one post per year in 2011 & 2012. I really didn't work on hexagons on a regular basis...just when I needed a portable project.
By July 31, 2013, I had quite a bit done but still much more to do.
With the pattern I choose, I needed a LOT of filler pieces but by
February 17, 2014, I was on my way to putting the pieces together!
I could see a dim light at the end of the tunnel and I was determined to work harder on getting it done.
By April 18, 2014, I had the top pieced but it needed a border...so I started making more white hexagons.
Then I decided I wanted the top and bottom of the quilt to be straight rather than the zagged edge you get with hexagons.
I needed to make half hexagons to fill in.
I am so happy to show you my finished quilt!
After many, many hours of hand piecing work, it is finished!!!
The binding was done using this method that I found on Pinterest.
It does require you to make more hexagons to fit the outline of your top but it is worth it! I love how it turned out!
The back is a floral print from my stash. The binding hexagons are all from the same fabric from my stash.
I machine straight lined quilted around the scrappy flowers and around the centers of the white flowers. I FMQ petals in the scrappy flowers.
(the only machine work on this quilt)
Pocketful of Posies!
I am so stinking happy with this quilt!
I am proud that I persevered and did not give up in the process...
and it was a long process!